Development & Sales Director

The Hyde Group


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    25 June 2021

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    The Hyde Group

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As one of the largest and top performing housing associations in England, Hyde Housing Association owns or manages about 50,000 homes in London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the East of England and East Midlands.  The homes that we build, as well as the ones we already own, include those for shared ownership, social rent, outright sale and private rent.  Hyde Housing Associations is a not-for-profit organisation but our family of companies, which makes up the Hyde Group, includes charities and profit-making subsidiaries.  The money that we make is used to build more homes for those excluded from the market.

Our vision and purpose is clear. We are determined to succeed in building more homes and we will provide simple, easy to use landlord services for all our customers. We continue to tackle the housing crisis by reinvesting our profits and working closely with passionate individuals and organisations who share our vision.  We are not complacent, and we want to continually improve. 

We are proud of our rich history but importantly we are very excited and inspired about what the future holds.  When we launched our 30-year strategy in April 2020, we put a stake in the ground:  we want to create a truly customer-driven organisation and to provide modern, energy efficient, and safe homes that meet peoples’ needs in the long term.  Our strategy is about recognising the role we can play in improving people’s life chances, and creating social value for individuals, communities and society as a whole.  To realise our ambitions, we will have to adapt and change our homes and adopt new ways of working and financing but will not lose sight of our vision, to provide a great home for everyone.   

We are looking to recruit an innovative, talented and ambitious individual to lead our Development & Sales Department and deliver our ambitious plan. You will drive the delivery of exceptional standards within the Development & Sales Department. Our Development and Sales Director will proactively promote and represent Hyde with existing and prospective partners capitalising on our market-leading position within the housing sector and beyond to develop and realise new opportunities. Reporting to the Chief Investment Officer and with regular interaction at executive and board level this role will take the lead in contributing to Hyde’s strategic agenda when it comes to development delivery.

You will bring excellent leadership skills, be innovative in your approach and have a solid track record of working in large and complex organisations with a focus on the delivery of development projects. You will be a natural collaborator; an excellent communicator and you will have an enthusiasm to get things done and move our agenda forward. In return we offer the opportunity to join one of the most ambitious and innovative organisations in our sector with a highly committed board and colleague group.

For more information or a confidential discussion please contact Rosie Gunn on 0207 426 3998, Tim Hills on 0113 205 6085 or Simon Wing on 0207 426 3976.

Recruitment Timetable

Closing date
Friday 11th June - 5pm

Long listing
Wednesday 16th June

Preliminary interviews
21st, 22nd and 23rd June

Short listing
Monday 28th June

Final panel
Friday 2nd July

How to Apply

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a Supporting Statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. If you do not wish us to approach your referees without your prior permission, please state this clearly.

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